Could Using a Hashtag Give a Company Royalty-Free Rights to Your Photos? (article)

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Could Using a Hashtag Give a Company Royalty-Free Rights to Your Photos?

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No, using a hashtag could not give a company royalty-free rights to your photos unless you signed a contract saying that when you use a hashtag, you are thereby granting that right.

More generally, in American contract law, one person unilaterally declaring that some second person taking some specific action thereby gives the first person some right is utterly ineffective.

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